A request for support of tax credits and consideration of allowing a Rural Housing Incentive District for construction of an apartment complex on East 22nd Street was approved by the Hays City Commission Thursday night, but not unanimously.
Overland Property Group wants to use the tax incentives to construct income restricted housing. It is the same development company that built the Stone Post complex on South Main. Commissioner Kent Steward disagrees with the use of tax dollars for the project and voted against the motion.
Commissioner Ron Mellick supports the project due to the need for housing. Commissioner Eber Phelps also voted in favor of the motion, which passed 2-1.
With the approval, Overland Property Group will submit an application to the state and expects an answer in May.